Letters to the editor

Wednesday is last day to submit endorsement letters

Letters endorsing candidates for Pennsylvania’s May 21 Primary Election must be received in The Express’ newsroom by 5 p.m. May 8 to be considered for publication through Saturday, May 11. Web site addresses will not be published. Form letters or groups of letters delivered together will be ...

Vote to solve the internet access problem that hinders rural Pa.

HEATHER RICKERT-GILBERT Laporte Recent discussion and newspaper coverage of the lack of rural broadband computer service in Pennsylvania should remind us all of exactly what ineffective government looks like. The broadband problem isn’t new. The elected officials who have represented ...

No conscience

RICHARD J. YOST S. Abington Twp., Lackawanna County President Richard Nixon’s western White House was located at San Clemente in Southern California (Orange County). It was near his boyhood home, where the the Nixon family lived in modest, if not spare, comfort. Living in such ...

This Wednesday is last day to submit endorsement letters

Letters endorsing candidates for Pennsylvania’s May 21 Primary Election must be received in The Express’ newsroom by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, to be considered for publication through Saturday, May 11. Web site addresses will not be published. Form letters or groups of letters delivered ...

Special election will fill vacated 12th District seat

MARGIE SWOBODA Julian The U.S. House of Representatives is in the unusual situation of having two vacancies out of 435 seats. One seat, from North Carolina, stems from the Nov. 18 result being overturned because of fraud perpetrated by the Republican Party. The other vacancy lies in ...

Fail

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville A cute letter saying the way to get House Democrats to vote for the border wall is to say it is the foundation for solar panels. If that is true then Senate Republicans would rabidly oppose it. They are reflexively opposed to a “Green New Deal.”

Unfair taxation

ALBERT MILLS Williamsport School districts are always complaining that there isn’t enough money to cover all their programs. Well, it’s partly their own fault. 1. Instead of making do with what they have and fixing the broken things, they always want to spend millions of dollars ...

Sierra Club endorses Marc Friedenberg

DOUGLAS MASON Port Matilda The Sierra Club has officially endorsed Marc Friedenberg at national, state and local levels as the best candidate to be U.S. Representative in the 12th Congressional District. I personally encourage voters to pull the lever for Marc in the May 21 special ...

Had Enough? No. 9

MIKE REMICK Pine Creek “We the people.” Three words that open the greatest government document that has ever been composed, the Preamble to our United State Constitution. These three profound and historic words define how our government works. These words are practiced each year ...

Truth and the dark web

RICHARD MORRIS Lock Haven During a spell of boredom I found myself looking at the online version of The Express, revisiting the press announcements of the candidates for county commissioner. I discovered beneath one of them a message of support so riddled with inaccuracy that I could ...

No butts about it

JOHN WAYNE MYERS Lock Haven Since I have started walking this spring, I noticed trash in some parts of the City of Lock Haven. Not much, but what I noticed the most is the cigarette butts all over the city ... here and there and especially up the Bellefonte Avenue hill. I mean, you ...

Remember how it was

ART GRAY Lock Haven As we approach another election, it is easy to think about change but let’s think a bit first. It seems to me that for a long while our Clinton County government was characterized by bickering and self-serving arguments. It was similar to what we have on the ...

My sister is fed up!

CARLA PEARCE Milesburg I am writing this word for word as my sister’s tablet crashed and she is dictating this article in hopes that you will print it. It goes, after watching a documentary on Teddy Roosevelt in revising the English language because he was too illiterate to comprehend ...

Commissioner Snyder appreciated

PAUL W. HEIMEL Coudersport Earlier this week, I ran into my friend and colleague, Jeff Snyder, at a statewide criminal justice task force meeting and learned that he is a candidate for re-election as a Clinton County commissioner. I have worked side-by-side with Jeff on several matters ...

Vote for Vicki Wedler

BOB and DONNA MILLER Milesburg We are writing in support of Vicki Wedler for Centre County commissioner. Being from Milesburg, we know Vicki as our hometown girl. We can speak to her character and respected reputation. As fellow members of the Milesburg Baptist Church, she taught a ...

Dairy farmers continue to defy the odds

ARDEN TEWKSBURY Harrisburg Recent figures released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture illustrate that from 2008 to 2018, 19,659 dairy farmers left their farms across the United States. However, the remaining 37,468 dairy farmers produced 27,593 billion pounds more of milk in 2018 than ...

OUR POLICY ON ELECTION LETTERS

Letters endorsing candidates for Pennsylvania’s May 21 Primary Election must be received in The Express’ newsroom by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, to be considered for publication through Saturday, May 11. The Express reserves the right to edit or reject any letter.

Great like that again

GAVIN T. FERRINGER Lock Haven There once was a time when any sort of meddling in our elections by a foreign Government would have brought near-unanimous condemnation. Alas, those days are no more. I wish America was great like that again.

Stephanie: The right person!

ALAN COHICK Cogan Station It was not by accident that state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton-Centre, was asked to say the opening prayer March 25 before the state House. You, Stephanie Borowicz, were the right person to ask. They didn’t know you don’t say a prayer, you pray to Jesus ...

Amusing

GALEN W. SEAMAN Williamsport It amuses me how most democratic politicians keep talking about Social Security when it is they who have raided it over the years. When it was first introduced by President Franklin Roosevelt, a person would only pay in a small percent of their income, and that ...